Art Journal: Be Original with Shari Carroll

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I’m sharing an art journal page I created using the Dina Wakley Media Boards. To start off, I used Tim Holtz Grit Paste to add some texture then played with acrylic paints to get a watercolor effect. By using paints as your base you can use other mediums on top without fear of your colors running or moving.

Shari Carroll, Art Journal

Once I had my background texture and color in place, I used some paste through a stencil to add more dimension. The stenciled image breaks up the background with the addition of white and additional texture.

Shari Carroll, Art Journal

I finished off my design by stamping a couple of flowers which I painted with diluted acrylic paint and then I added a few Small Talk message strips. I love the overall look of this entry with it’s vibrant watercolor effect which flows in and around the texture.

Shari Carroll, Art Journal

I have filmed a full process video that you can view below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Journaling!

  1. Love the grit paste addition! Such amazing texture it adds to the background! What an amazing page Shari!

  2. This is gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors of the flowers set against that pastel background! TFS today.

  3. So pretty! I love the color combination! I get so much inspiration from your projects! Thank you so much for sharing ^__^

  4. As always, your art is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing! Watching your video is so peaceful and relaxing as well as being inspirational!

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